From the 1980s to the present, Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) has addressed German mythology, Kabbalah, and the horrors of the Third Reich. Many of Kiefer’s monumental paintings incorporate debris on their dark, mottled surfaces—a metaphor for the weight of Nazi history that contemporary Germans bear. Since 1990, the artist has focused on the spiritual ascent to the seven heavenly palaces—a Kabbalistic theme used as a metaphor for the artistic process.
Saltzman, Lisa. Anselm Kiefer and Art After Auschwitz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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